Today is the last day of school for my kids. This brings about mixed feelings. I'm ready for the break from busyness and carpool (sorry, Honda Odyssey), but I always feel a bit intimidated about having my kids home for three months.
There's this pressure parents feel, myself included, to make summer magical. To fill our kids' summer days with adventure, creativity, and awe-inspiring memories......every day. That's 80+ days to plan and execute.
Last summer, my husband Michael and I opted to simplify our summer. We dropped most of the activities and camps and forced our kids to figure out summer fun for themselves. It looked like a lot of boredom......which was part of the point. Rarely are our kids bored, so we thought it was beneficial to work those muscles.
We wanted to take the pressure off my shoulders to create summer magic for them and encourage a summer like we experienced in the 1980s. I even wrote a blog post about it which you can read HERE.
Well, this post created quite a buzz and recently I was asked to be a guest on the Just Add Sprinkles podcast to talk about it and about what Summer 2018 would look like for the Meggison family.
It was a fun conversation and inspiring if you're looking to make summer simple for your own family. Take a listen HERE and let me know what you think!
Here's to lazy summer days without sibling rivalry......